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Create custom arduino simulink blocks to use existing arduino libraries

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Aditya
Aditya on 1 Oct 2012
Commented: Kamlesh Vaghela on 1 Aug 2018
Is there a tutorial on how to create custom simulink blocks that encode standard arduino libraries, such as the lcd display library? I think you have to create your own s-functions. Also can you expose the s-functions that are behind the included arduino block library - that way other people can build and create new blocks.

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Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 11 Feb 2013
Hi Aditya. You might be interested in the "Device Drivers - Developing Simulink Device Driver Blocks: Step-By-Step Guide and Examples" by Giampiero Campa at http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/39354-device-drivers

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Kaustubha Govind
Kaustubha Govind on 1 Oct 2012
You can use the Legacy Code Tool to automatically generate S-function wrappers for any custom C code. You should be able to use this tool to produce your own LCD Display block that links to Arduino libraries,.
I'm not sure if there are any Intellectual Property reasons for the Arduino block library S-functions to be hidden, so I'll leave that part of your question unanswered for someone who's more familiar with the product to comment on. You might also want to consider submitting an enhancement request via MathWorks Tech Support so the corresponding development team can consider this for a future release.

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Guillermo
Guillermo on 12 Apr 2013
I've been recently trying to do the same and found the following site with some instructions and hints as to what needs to be done. I would eagerly collaborate if anyone wants to put an instructable or tutorial package to do this for Arduino or Raspberry Pi or both.
Perhaps we can get the programmer from that made the Servo Block library engaged...

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